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March 6, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Round-up: More students picking colleges based on cost, science class heads outdoors in Spokane

More students choosing colleges based on cost, survey finds (AP): A report released Thursday by UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute found that while three-quarters of incoming college students were admitted to their top-choice school, only 57 percent ended up enrolling at that institution.

$700 million school construction bill passes House 90-7: Despite the lopsided vote in the House, HB 2797 isn’t expected to get a warm reception in the Senate. Supporters say the bill would help districts hire more teachers and reduce class sizes.

Grant-funded project takes science instruction outdoors in Spokane (The Spokesman-Review): A grant from the National Science Foundation is helping get students out of the classroom for field research and other science-related activities.

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